"[Lot of 2] Lumen Historiarum per Occidentem …[in set with] Lumen Historiarum per Orientem …", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Europe & Mediterranean
Period: 1657 (published)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 15 inches
48 x 38.1 cm
This fine pair of maps covers Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent African coast. Frans van Haren (more commonly called Haraeus) was a theologian, historian, globe maker, and mapmaker from around 1615 to 1624. He prepared these two maps for Abraham Ortelius' classical atlas that described the world known to the ancients. This is Jansson's version of the maps from Georg Horn's classical atlas. They were engraved by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius).
References: Laor #323.
Sharp impressions and lovely color with a archivally repaired 2" centerfold separation in the eastern sheet and toning in blank margins.